Posted: Apr 15, 2008 3:26 pm
"CTA President Ron Huberman said one train stopped in the subway near the Clark/Lake station around 8:10 a.m. because of a mechanical problem, stalling three southbound trains behind it. He said riders on one of the stalled trains decided to get out onto the tracks, causing CTA officials to cut power to the line.
"If not for the [riders'] evacuation, we could have restored that service in around 25 minutes," Huberman said. He said the initial mechanical problem was reported at 8:10 a.m. and by about 9 a.m. the problem was mostly corrected."